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Double Elephant Print Workshop - Print on Prescription; AHSW Award winner 2012

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Double Elephant Print Workshop - Print on Prescription; AHSW Award winner 2012


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AHSW Change of Address

UPDATE: There are issues with our new Exeter PO Box meaning that we are not currently receiving any mail. Read on for more.




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Healthwatch Dorset: Be Yourself, Everybody Else is Taken

A children and young people's project launched by Healthwatch Dorset in January 2016 to encourage 11-25 year olds across Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole to share their thoughts about health and wellbeing in a creative way.

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The National Endowment for the Arts guide to community-engaged research in the arts and health

This new guide from the US outlines ways to reconcile the field-specific vocabularies used in the arts and health research; identifies study goals and methods for engaging community members as equal partners in a research project; and highlights the benefits of partnering for arts professionals and researchers.

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Introductory Workshop in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes

1-day workshop at the Metanoia Institute gives participants the opportunity to explore the personal and professional qualities involved in the practice of Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes.

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Jackie Pool
Jackie Pool Associates

Jackie Pool is an Occupational Therapist specialising in dementia. She is the author of the Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument, a reliable and valid tool for assessing cognitive levels and ...

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